Industry News: October 2018

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Vac-Con launches new interactive site
Vac-Con announced it released a new version of its EXPLORE VAC-CON interactive website. It offers 360-degree video tours and images, giving users the ability to demonstrate a Vac-Con machine at any time, from anywhere. In addition to the website, the company released new literature for its primary product portfolio. The new EXPLORE VAC-CON site can be viewed at

Custom Truck One Source releases acquisition news
Custom Truck One Source announced the acquisition of Great Pacific Equipment, a distributor of construction and utility equipment serving the Southwest U.S. With offices in Fontana and Bakersfield, California, Great Pacific Equipment’s existing management will partner with Custom Truck One Source to grow the business in the region. This is the ninth acquisition under the Custom Truck One Source brand since its formation in February 2015.

Mr. John and Tri-Boro Trailer announce leadership changes
Mr. John and Tri-Boro Trailer announced the promotion of Christopher McCarthy to president and Jeffrey Wolfarth to vice president as part of a planned succession in leadership for the company. McCarthy joined Mr. John in April 2000 and most recently served as vice president. Wolfarth started with the company in 1977 and most recently served as general manager since 2000. Michael McCarthy, who has served as president since 2013, will move to the role of chairman.

Vac-Tron Equipment wins Companies to Watch Award
Vac-Tron Equipment announced it is a 2018 winner of the Florida Companies to Watch Award. The company was selected from more than 500 nominees in the statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. Vac-Tron Equipment’s management team, competitive market position, and strong community involvement were among factors that put them in contention for the award.  

Imperial Industries promotions announced
Tom Normandy was promoted to general manager of Imperial Industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and product development and additional training in welding and painting. Before joining Imperial Industries in 1993, he worked for a worldwide food company, specializing in custom machine design and facilities planning. Imperial Industries also announced the promotion of Kevin Steinke to operations manager. Before joining Imperial Industries, he supervised a construction company of small cellular 4G installation sites in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. He joined the company in January 2018.

Kevin Steinke
Kevin Steinke
Tom Normandy
Tom Normandy


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